Crucifixion

Will Graham Devotion: The Perfect Sacrifice

Bible Reading: Hebrews 9:23-28, NKJV Perfection. Have you ever seen it? Sure, we may look at a snowflake, a flower or a child’s smile and we feel that we are looking at perfection. In our mind’s eye, it may seem that way, but that snowflake will soon dissolve, the flower is missing a petal, and the …

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” —1 Corinthians 1:18 During his six-plus decades of ministry, Billy Graham fielded many, many faith-based questions. But one that stood out to him—and maybe one you’ve asked yourself—is this: …

Dimensions of the Cross: 4 Aspects of Christ’s Love

When you think of the cross, what comes to mind? Billy Graham once encouraged Christians to truly ponder the structure used for capital punishment. Consider the four dimensions, he urged. Think on the breadth, length, height and depth of Christ’s love for you. “Among all the emblems of the world none is admired, glorified and …

VIDEO: The Real Meaning of the Cross

  What happened on the cross is a beautiful mystery. Hear Billy Graham explain various aspects of Christ’s death in this 1985 message from Hartford, Connecticut. Get a simple explanation of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile App Gallery: Chaplains minister in London after …

7 Statements From the Cross

Jesus said very little the day of His crucifixion when He willingly suffered and died for our sins. But the words God the Son chose during those six hours were powerful. Billy Graham once explored seven of those Biblically recorded statements during a 1985 sermon in Hartford, Connecticut: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken …

Why Easter Matters: 10 Quotes From Billy Graham

Billy Graham had a lot to say over the years about Christ’s death and resurrection—what he called the two “most important events in human history.” Here are some quotes from 60 years of ministry. “Without the resurrection, the cross is meaningless.” “The cross shows us the seriousness of our sin—but it also shows us the immeasurable love of …

Reconciliation

The word “reconcile” means literally “bring into a changed relationship.” It means to bring together two parties who should have been together all along. The Bible speaks of the human race as enemies of God. You may say that you are no “enemy” of God, but according to Scripture we are either passive or active …

Endless Forgiveness

Look at Christ’s death. In one biography of the great American, Daniel Webster, 863 pages deal with his career and just five pages are devoted to his death. In Hay’s life of Abraham Lincoln there are 5,000 pages but only 25 are devoted to the dramatic story of his assassination and death. In most biographies …

Christ’s Greatest Work

Jesus worked all His life. But the greatest work that Jesus did was not in the carpenter’s shop, nor even at the marriage feast of Cana where He turned the water into wine. The greatest work that Jesus did was not when He made the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the dumb to …